Weekly Economic Release Summary: Industrial Production Seems Posed to Contract

Manufacturing growth has historically been the “canary in the coal mine” for economic trends. The question is what a dead canary means today – because manufacturing is flirting with contraction. One reason to question manufacturing’s canary role is that its contribution to GDP has declined from 14.5 % in 2000 Latest Articles in Economy

Weekly Economic Release Summary: Industrial Production Seems Posed to Contract

Manufacturing growth has historically been the “canary in the coal mine” for economic trends. The question is what a dead canary means today – because manufacturing is flirting with contraction. One reason to question manufacturing’s canary role is that its contribution to GDP has declined from 14.5 % in 2000 Latest Articles in Economy